Almost 100 Expressway Shootings in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot listens to a question after Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a shelter in place order to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus, during a news conference Friday, March 20, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

There have been almost 100 expressway shootings this year in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

On October 10, 2020, Breitbart News reported 87 such shootings had occurred during the year. On November 11, 2020, NBC 5 reported the number had reached 99 total shooting incidents. And “there have been 12 days this year with at least two shootings.”

Illinois State Police indicate the 99 shooting incidents resulted in 62 being wounded, with six of those individuals succumbing to their wounds.

And while the shootings have occurred on various routes and highways, the Dan Ryan Expressway is leading the pack. Illinois State Police Col. David Byrd said, “So the Dan Ryan expressway which leads to I-57 … is where we see most of our shootings.”

Chicago freelance video journalist Ken Herzlich travels the expressways looking for shootings and other egregious acts. He notes, “You should see some of these cars. They’re shot up, the windshields are shot out, back windows and side doors. A lot of people are getting injured, including a number of children.”

The report of 99 expressway shootings follows a Monday in which 17 people were shot in Lightfoot’s Chicago,  four fatally. And that Monday came one day after a weekend in which at least 40 were shot, five fatally.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at



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